My Interview With Nadia Gerassimenko

InterviewWhen it comes to being asked for an interview, I’m absolutely the last to volunteer.  The very thought makes me feel a little uncomfortable!  But Nadia Gerassimenko who I met on Writers Café has such wonderful enthusiasm and an excellent blog too, it didn’t seem right to say no.  She turned out to be the best interviewer!   If anyone wants to know a bit more about me, it can be found here.

Nadia is always on the lookout for a new writer to interview, so if an interview appeals, you can contact her here.   She is a writer of good poetry herself and also writes some of the best book reviews I’ve read.   She often chooses books that are not mainstream reading material, and tells the reader what they need to know, not what they don’t – I really like that.

You can also find Nadia on Twitter




21 thoughts on “My Interview With Nadia Gerassimenko

  1. What a wonderful interview Suzy, I learned a lot about you. And i was very moved by your poem Empty Shoes. There are many victims in such accidents, and I agree the person that caused the accident is hurting just as much. Hard to imagine they wouldn’t be. Much luck in all your ventures! So glad to know you.

    1. Thank you so much for reading it Linda! 🙂 It must be real shock to the mind to know they are the cause of death. I think some people have a blockage with showing remorse, as if it’s too shameful, so they hide it, and it makes them look cold and unfeeling. There are those who will be too proud and arrogant to admit fault, but I’m sure they are in the minority.

      Ah, thank you!! I’ve been practising making poetry videos, that’s one I’ve had on a to-do list for long time – having fun with that!! 😀

  2. The interview is great and is very interesting. I am glad she includes the “The Empty Shoes” as the end of the interview too. I just could not agree more with “Unless you know them, how can you know what effect it had?”. Most will not see to this.

    Well come back, Suzy!

    1. Thank you very much! 🙂 I read a quote once that said “Unless you know everything, you know nothing”. Couldn’t be more true with situations like that. I also feel not everyone wants to see the truth. 😐

    1. Thank you Judy! 🙂 Not to worry – bit strange though, I’ve always found SquareSpace blogs are some of the easiest websites to post a comment on. Perhaps it was having a bad day! 😉

  3. Congratulations, you deserve this. Much of what you say in the interview has been touched upon in your writings here. You even managed to mention Dr Who in the interview. 🙂

    Seeing all sides of the story can be profoundly eye opening. I wonder how that driver feels now. Not all people are remorseful, sadly.

    1. Thank you very much! 🙂 Haha..yes I did even manage to mention Doctor Who! 😀 It wasn’t intentional, but more to do with styles of poetry. I’d like to do some more humour like that one day.

      Seeing all sides is not easy sometimes, if feelings are high in one direction more than another it can cloud the full picture.

      And I agree, not all people are remorseful. I remember when I first posted that poem on writers website in 2012 someone made a comment saying they liked what I’d written but had been run down by drunk driver themselves a number of years before, broke both legs, driver was taken to court, minor fine again, and wouldn’t admit any blame at all, seemed to be quite cold to the fact they had wrecked a young man’s life. I do think though, some people are very good at hiding what they actually feel, and will never show the reality to anyone else. There are some very strange people on this planet!

  4. Awww, thanks hun for writing a post about our interview and for PRing me. This is always greatly appreciated ;-). Thank you so much for doing this with me. I was delighted to know more about you and connect with you on a deeper level. You are such a fascinating person and talented, feeling poet. xo

    1. Oh, you’re more than welcome Nadia!! 🙂 I thought it would be a good opportunity to highlight your website too – it’s looking really good! I enjoyed putting together that interview, thank you so much for asking! xx

  5. Wonderful interview. I’m glad you found the exit from your depressive moods. Not everyone does. I think if you’re a poet, you can’t help it. You can’t lapse and recover. It’s lifelong. Your poem of the Empty Shoes was very moving.

    1. Thanks so much for reading Brenda! 🙂 I think my sheer determination was what made me succeed. Although I’m sure some forms of depression can be down to serious hormone imbalances, past abuse, or even medication, I’m fairly certain a lot people who suffer depression it’s actually a brain pattern of behaviour, but it’s not easy to break it. Our brains just love patterns!

  6. It’s a good interview, Suzi: articulate, thoughtful, insightful, especially regarding “my empty shoes.” Good luck on those future projects.

    1. It was a question that opened up a lot of thoughts on that poem, don’t think I’d have anywhere near as much to say about most of my poetry, I’m glad she picked that one in her questions. Thank you very much Leonard! 🙂

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